.LRPREVIEW File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .LRPREVIEW file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

LRPREVIEW File Recovery

What is a .LRPREVIEW file?

File used by Adobe Lightroom, an application used for managing and editing digital photos; stores a preview version of an image in Lightroom; can be extracted as a .JPG from a catalog's image cache using the "Extract Cached Images" plugin to replace original master images that have been lost.

What Are Common Causes of ".LRPREVIEW" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes for ".LRPREVIEW" files to be lost or fail:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may unintentionally delete the ".LRPREVIEW" files while organizing or cleaning up their files.
  2. Software glitches: Sometimes, software glitches or errors can cause the ".LRPREVIEW" files to become corrupt or inaccessible.
  3. Hardware failure: If there is a hardware failure, such as a hard drive crash or a faulty memory card, it can result in the loss or corruption of ".LRPREVIEW" files.
  4. Power outages: Sudden power outages or system shutdowns while working with ".LRPREVIEW" files can lead to their loss or corruption.
  5. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect the computer system and damage or delete ".LRPREVIEW" files, rendering them unusable.
  6. Software updates or upgrades: Sometimes, updating or upgrading the software used to open ".LRPREVIEW" files can cause compatibility issues, leading to the loss or failure of these files.
  7. File system errors: File system errors, such as file corruption or disk errors, can also result in the loss or failure of ".LRPREVIEW" files.

It is important to regularly back up ".LRPREVIEW" files to prevent their loss or failure.

How to recover lost ".LRPREVIEW" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".LRPREVIEW" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".LRPREVIEW" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".LRPREVIEW" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".LRPREVIEW" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".LRPREVIEW" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".LRPREVIEW" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo adobe Lightroom Preview File image file file?

Programs that open ".LRPREVIEW" files

Adobe Lightroom with the Extract Cached Image Previews plugin Adobe Lightroom with the Extract Cached Image Previews plugin
LRViewer LRViewer
Adobe Lightroom with the Extract Cached Image Previews plugin Adobe Lightroom with the Extract Cached Image Previews plugin
LRViewer LRViewer

Additional Information

  • File type: Adobe Lightroom Preview File

  • File extension: .LRPREVIEW

  • Developer: Adobe Systems

  • Category: Raster Image Files

  • Format: Binary


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    Hetman Software: Data Recovery 18.12.2019 15:59 #
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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is the purpose of the ".LRPREVIEW backup" file?

    The ".LRPREVIEW backup" file is created by Adobe Lightroom, which is a software used for organizing and editing digital photographs. This file serves as a backup of the preview data generated by Lightroom for quick image rendering and editing.

    The purpose of this backup file is to ensure that even if the original preview data gets corrupted or deleted, the ".LRPREVIEW backup" file can be used to restore the previews. It helps in saving time and resources by avoiding the need to regenerate the previews from scratch.

  • How can I create a ".LRPREVIEW backup" file in Adobe Lightroom?

    To create a ".LRPREVIEW backup" file in Adobe Lightroom, follow these steps:

    1. Open Adobe Lightroom on your computer.
    2. Go to the Library module.
    3. In the Library module, select the folder or collection for which you want to create a backup of the preview file.
    4. Click on the "Library" menu at the top of the screen.
    5. From the drop-down menu, select "Previews" and then choose "Build Standard-Sized Previews" or "Build 1:1 Previews" depending on your preference.
    6. Lightroom will start generating the preview files for the selected folder or collection. This process may take some time, especially if you have a large number of images or if you choose to build 1:1 previews.
    7. Once the preview generation is complete, Lightroom will automatically save the preview files with the ".LRPREVIEW" extension in the same location as your original image files.
    8. These ".LRPREVIEW" files serve as backup copies of the previews generated by Lightroom, allowing you to restore them if needed.

    Note: It's important to regularly back up your entire Lightroom catalog, including the preview files, to ensure the safety of your data.

  • Is it possible to restore a ".LRPREVIEW backup" file if the original file becomes corrupted or lost?

    No, it is not possible to restore a ".LRPREVIEW backup" file to recover a corrupted or lost original file. The ".LRPREVIEW backup" file is generated by Adobe Lightroom to store a preview of the original image, and it does not contain the complete original file data. It is primarily used to quickly display the image in Lightroom's Library module. To recover a corrupted or lost file, you would need a separate backup of the original file, such as a backup on an external hard drive or cloud storage.

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